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Collection of United States social pinback buttons

Call Number: WA MSS S-3822
Scope and Contents

Collection of 294 pinback buttons distributed by or on behalf of social organizations, political campaigns, individuals, movements, issues, and events in the United States, circa 1900-2011, and undated. Circa 130 buttons document political and social conditions in California; circa 40 buttons concern Angola, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Lebanon, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Tiao-Yu Tai (or Diaoyu Dao), the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Collection of United States Social Pinback Buttons is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bolerium Books on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2014.


Arranged alphabetically by organization, campaign, political party or candidate, event, or slogan.

circa 1900-2011
2.08 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Bolerium Books
Language of Materials